Research & Business Consultancy
Do you have or are you developing a range of professional, natural skin or hair-care products for retail?
Would you like to use herbs in your products but you don’t know how best to do this?
Are you developing a retail or food range from herbs that you need help with?
Do you have land that you would like to use with herbs but don’t know where to start?
These are the most common areas that I am asked to advise on. I can usually help with legal aspects, setting up proper professional systems, helping you to choose effective & sustainable ingredients, helping you to make something viable that is much more likely to help you earn a livelihood rather than failing by falling into one of the various pitfalls that exist where you do not know and understand this area well.
If you’d like to learn how you can use herbs to enhance your products then I offer consultancy sessions, mentoring and specialist lessons on a range of topics from the required legal work for producing retail products to which type of extract to use, guidelines for how to use the extracts in professional products, sourcing high quality consistent ingredients from reliable professional suppliers etc. I have extensive experience having developed my own professional natural cosmetic range and have assisted with, formulated and designed natural cosmetics for other parties, as well as guiding them through the legal process of bringing a product to market. I may also be able to help you if you are a researcher investigating the properties and uses of therapeutic plants. I am very keen to hear from people working in this area.
Consultancy work is available via Zoom (video conferencing), email and (if required) meetings in-person. It is most suited to people who need to comply with EU cosmetics legislation (i.e. anyone who wants to sell cosmetics within the EU, whether made by yourself or imported for sale here). If you are based outside the EU then while the law in your country does not require the same high standard, if you produce your range to the EU standard then you should be legally permitted to sell it world-wide.
Pricing depends on the scale of the project and the work involved but I offer preliminary ‘Pick-My-Brain’ consultations via Zoom to discuss your idea. These cost €150 (approx $175) per 60 min session (longer sessions are available too). If you would like to book one of these sessions then please email me with the title ‘E-Consultancy’ with a brief note of what you require help with and to schedule consultancy time. Having discussed your idea during this session, I will then send you my step-by-step consultancy questionnaire which details the work and costs involved at each step of product development.
When discussing your business ideas with ANYONE I recommend that you use and sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (so that you have a legal document to prevent people stealing your idea). I am happy to sign an NDA for anyone that I work with.
Please Email me on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 00 353 (0)86 8899168
Are you a student of herbal medicine or natural skincare formulating?
Do you need help with a particular topic that you find tricky?
These sessions are run via video conferencing and are available for all the topics that I teach. They are particularly popular with natural skincare formulators, students on herbal medicine courses and newly-qualified herbalists who would like a bit of advice as they find their feet and grow their confidence. Available worldwide, internet connection permitting!
Pricing depends on the scale of the project and the work involved but I offer preliminary ‘Pick-My-Brain’ consultations via Zoom to discuss your needs. These cost €150 (approx $175) per 60 min session (longer sessions are available too) and include any notes, templates and guides that I send on to you and a video recording of the session.
If you would like to book one of these sessions then please email me with the title ‘Private Tutoring’ with a brief note of what you require help with and I will do my best to arrange a suitable time for us both. While I always do my best to help genuine people, please note that this service is subject to availability and during very busy times I might not be able to take on new clients or students.
Please email me on email@example.com or call/text 00 353 (0)86 8899168